Life Groups

 Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
Acts 2:46-48


Life Groups are designed to help you build relationships with a smaller group of people within the church community that can journey with you through daily life.


Life Groups provide a safe place for you to process what God is doing in your life and challenge you to grow in your spiritual journey with Jesus.


Life Groups provide an opportunity for you to show others who Jesus is by serving and "sowing" in your local community. We strive to be a "Family on Mission".

Sunday Night 

These groups meet at 6pm every Sunday evening. Childcare is available.

Steve & Susan Nichols

Steve and Susan Nichols are a retired couple with previous lives in the military, commercial aviation and out-of-home placement for seniors.  This is their third (and hopefully final) time to make Norfolk their home, having returned to the area in 2013 after living in California and Pennsylvania for the previous 17 years.  They live in the East Beach community and began attending CrossRoads in 2014. They have two grown children and four grand-kids.  This is their fourth year of leading a life group.

Porter & Allison Evans

Porter and Allison have been married for 18 years and have two daughters. They are a military family and it is their second time living in Norfolk. Porter is originally from Charlotte, NC and works at the Naval Medical Center Portsmouth. Allison is from Hillsville, Virginia and works from home while managing the crazy schedule of two teen/preteen girls! They’ve attended CrossRoads since 2016.

Chris & Bethany McLendon

co-lead with Tammy & Troy Nesbit

Chris and Bethany have been married for 12 years and have three daughters. Chris works as the network staffing manager for the QVC/HSN fulfillment centers and Bethany is a part-time teacher. Bethany grew up on Long Island, New York and Chris moved around with his family because his dad was a pastor, but spent most of his childhood in Maryland. They live in Virginia Beach and have been members of CrossRoads since 2014.

Tim & Joan Redfearn

Bio coming soon!

Monday Night

These group meet around 7pm on Monday evenings. No childcare available.

Ross & Elena Oliveria

Elena and Ross met at the University of Virginia, got married in March of 2017, and have been attending CrossRoads for several years. Ross is an engineer and Elena works in human resources. They enjoy hanging out at the beach, biking around Norfolk, and playing games, sports, and music.

Scott & Susan Bateman

Scott and Susan are lifelong residents of the Bay View/Ocean View section of Norfolk and have been part of the CrossRoads family for several years now since being led there by their children. They have been married for 31 years and have 4 wonderful children and 2 amazing children-in-law.

Nick & Genevieve Daniels

Nick and Genevieve are leading together for the first time and are taking over the Wilkins life group.  They recently got married on April 11th, 2020. Both have been a part of CrossRoads for many years. They both have a heart for international ministry and serve on CrossRoads missions board. P.s. If you love hiking, this is the life group for you! 

Nelson Reed & Nicole Hawkins

Nelson and Nicole both came to Norfolk to attend medical school. They each live in the Ghent area and have been attending CrossRoads for 3-4 years. They enjoy game nights, potlucks, and creating a supportive community among young professionals.